Light, fruity and refreshing, prosecco is well-known for being a fun and frivolous drink. Perfect to sip on all year round, whether it’s for a Christmas party, a New Year’s toast or a summer brunch, it’s no surprise why prosecco is the go-to drink for many people.
If you’re looking for a twist on a classic glass of prosecco, we’ve rounded up 8 of the most delicious prosecco-based cocktails that are quick and easy to make at home and will no doubt delight any guests you may have.
1. Aperol Spritz
Made up of just three ingredients, Aperol, prosecco and soda water, the Aperol Spritz is Italy’s most popular cocktail and is often enjoyed as an apéritif. With its vibrant colour and bitter citrus taste, just one sip and you’ll be whisked away to to the Venice canals watching the Gondolas glide past with a Spritz in hand. Combining 3 parts prosecco with 2 parts Aperol, a dash of soda water and an orange slice to garnish, you’ll have yourself a classic drink in an instant.
2. Negroni Sbagliato
If you enjoy the bittersweet, punchy flavours of the Negroni cocktail, then you’re sure to love the Negroni Sbagliato too, which swaps the gin for prosecco for a light twist that softens the bitterness. This cocktail was actually created by accident by a bartender who added sparkling wine to a Negroni instead of gin, hence the name, ‘sbagliato’, which translated to English means ‘mistake’.
Ultra-refreshing and acceptable to drink at breakfast or brunch, a Bellini is a well-loved cocktail around the world. While a classic Bellini features prosecco and peach puree, there are many flavour variations such as raspberry, mango, elderflower, watermelon, passion fruit and more to experience. During the summer months, you can also create frozen bellinis by combining frozen peaches, sugar and prosecco in a blender.
4. Prosecco Margarita
Prosecco and tequila, although an unlikely pairing, are a match made in heaven. Perfect for any special event, this twist on the classic Margarita cocktail is certainly a crowd-pleaser. To make the best Prosecco Margarita, first rim the glass with salt, then mix the tequila, lime juice, triple sec and syrup into the glass and top it up with prosecco.
5. French 75
The French 75 is a sophisticated cocktail that’s ideal for brunches or more formal soirées. As a product of experimentation in the 19th century, the French 75 has been a popular cocktail for decades and is a permanent fixture in cocktail bars around the world. Mixing gin, lemon juice and simple syrup topped with prosecco and garnished with a lemon twist, this classy cocktail is simple to make but will impress any guests.
6. Bakewell Fizz
The Bakewell Fizz cocktail is a sweet indulgence that’s ideal for the winter months when curled up by the fire or for festive parties with friends and family. Using Disaronno amaretto, maraschino liqueur and prosecco, this cocktail replicates the iconic cherry and almond taste of the Bakewell Tart. With its deep, dark colour and unique flavour, the Bakewell Fizz is a real treat that should be savoured.
The Hugo is a relatively new cocktail, having been invented in 2005 in Northern Italy as an alternative to the Aperol Spritz. Light and refreshing, this cocktail is low on alcohol but full of flavour. Blending prosecco, elderflower syrup, soda water, mint leaves and a lime wedge, the sweet and floral notes of this cocktail are irresistible - especially during the summer months. If you want to make it a little more alcoholic, simply swap the elderflower syrup with elderflower liqueur instead.
8. Elderflower Gin Fizz
If you’re a fan of the classic Gin and Tonic, then the Elderflower Gin Fizz cocktail will be a twist you’re bound to enjoy. Fresh and elegant, this cocktail mixes gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and prosecco and is then garnished with lemon and lime slices as well as mint leaves to enhance both the fruity and floral taste notes.
Looking to try some new cocktails that will warm you up this winter? Take a look at our top 10 winter cocktails to cosy up to.